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Make a holiday rental cottage or private house to rent in Fife, Scotland your home away from home

The Kingdom of Fife, Scotland has been the home of Scottish monarchs for centuries. The attractions of Fife are multiple, but it is the fantastic golf courses which have been the main draw to private houses to rent in Fife in recent years. One of the smallest regions in Scotland, Fife measures just 50 miles across at its widest point, yet manages to encompass some absolutely beautiful and varied landscapes within its boundaries.

Things to do in Fife, Scotland

Fife, Scotland is known as the ‘home of golf’. There are more than 40 courses available from any of the Fife holiday cottages available for rent. Playing the beautifully landscaped golf courses are among the most popular things to do in Fife, from the windswept links courses that run along the shores of Fife to the heath and parkland courses, including the famous fairways of Scotland’s best loved course, St Andrews. Any golfer will be ecstatic at the opportunity to play Scotland’s most famous golf courses from a picturesque holiday cottage in Fife, especially those with a love for the history of the game.

The attractions of Fife property are not limited to the fairways and green by any means. The coast of Fife is wonderfully windswept and wild, beautifully underdeveloped and rich in wildlife and formed by a string of beautiful geological formations. The long Fife Coastal Path, which runs along much of the coastline, offers sensational walking for anyone staying in a private house to rent in Fife, from serious walkers and hikers to those looking to enjoy a casual and scenic stroll after a good lunch. Grey seals, sharks and even basking sharks can be seen off the coast during the summer months, with flocks of seabirds, including puffins, calling the islands of Inchcolm and Inchkeith in Fife home.

There are very few activities in Fife that do not excel. From a holiday cottage in Fife, visitors can enjoy cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, sea kayaking off road driving and even a host of water sports from windsurfing to water skiing. If you have taken a self catering Fife property for a family holiday, keeping children happy, enthusiastic and active couldn’t be any easier! The black sand beaches of Aberdour and the golden sands of Billow Ness and Elie Harbour mean that the warm summer days can be happily spent on the beach from a private house to rent in Fife. Beach fishing also excels in the region, and if you would like any information on beach fishing in Fife, plenty is available from both locals and tackle shops throughout the region.

Culture is never far from a Fife holiday cottage either. The whole landscape is awash with historic Fife houses, castles and palaces, as well as imposing cathedrals, ancient abbeys and intriguing towers. There are also no less than fife nature reserves in Fife, perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding.

Places to visit on holiday to Fife, Scotland

Dunfermline was the capital of Scotland for over 5 centuries, and remains the second largest town in Scotland. Much of the history of Scotland is inextricably linked to Dunfermline, and visitors can visit the grave of Robert the Bruce, the beautiful Dunfermline Abbey and the wonderful St Margaret’s Cave.

Perthshire, where the Highlands meet the lowlands is an area also well worth exploring from Fife accommodation.

Weather in Fife, Scotland

The climate of Fife is great during the summer, with sunny days making beach fishing in Fife, lazy days on the beach and walking the coastal paths a very memorable experience. During the winter and spring months, the weather can be a little unpredictable, so if you are playing a round of golf from your Fife cottage, an umbrella should be packed into your golf bag!

Cheap flights to Fife, Scotland

Fife is well connected to the rest of Europe, with Edinburgh Airport (EDI) just 10 miles outside Dunfermline. There are excellent road and rail connections too, meaning that private houses to rent in Fife are easily reached from anywhere in the UK.


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                                                                                                      Fabulous!

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                                                                                                      We had this property recommended and we were not disappointed. Fife is not an area we have been to before as we have always headed for the mountains and islands. However, we were not disappointed! We arrived mid afternoon to a spotless cottage. Our first words were "Oooh, this is nice!" and then the "Ooohs!" continued as we walked into the fabulous kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms. I always smile when people say it's "like home from home"- well, if your home is an interior designed, brand new, yet characterful cottage with a kitchen to die for, a monsoon shower and your bathroom has a chandelier in it and a beautiful sleek free standing bath, then yes, it is just like home from home! We have already recommended to friends and family. Crail itself is very pretty. 2 good pubs. Excellent fish and chip shop, superb Lobster shack on harbour front and a superb base for walking, golf, St Andrews, National Trust properties etc. The owner could not have been more helpful. The property is situated down a tiny street and is next to a garage, but we didn't experience any noise or inconvenience - in fact the garage owner was very friendly and made us feel like a local! You can unload/load your car directly outside the cottage and parking is plentiful just around the corner.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Just amazing !!!!

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                                                                                                      This holiday home is wonderful !! Can't praise it highly enough. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The beds are amazing . Everything you could possibly need is in the house. The views over the harbour from the rooms are stunning.love the peaceful calmness of st Monans. Can't wait to return to shore leave. It's 10/10
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Most lovely cottage ever been

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                                                                                                      From all the cottages we have seen so far, this is our absolute favorite. The cottage has everything you need. It's clean, it's cosy, it is excellent decorated and has a beautiful garden. We spend here a week with a family of 5. In the surroundings there are many things to do The small fisher harbors are very beautiful. The tearoom in Crail provides delicious tea and scones. The small terrace outside was our favorite place, from here there is a beautiful view over the sea. St Andrews is much larger with several restaurants. The distillery Kingsbarns is a visit worth. They do not yet bottle their own whiskey, as they have to wait 2 more years, but they sell some very good whisky. Further there are nice gardens in Combo estate and for excitement there is the chain walk or the secret bunker. Overall lot of things to do in the area Sara, the owner shared a lot of information in advance about the cottage, the surroundings and how to find the location, We were very well prepared and appreciate to have this personal contact. We hope we will be back soon
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016